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Near zero healthcare seeking behaviour among gender-based violence survivors: MSF stresses for community linked, survivor centric care model after latest data in India

New Delhi, India - The Government of India’s latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-V) data reflects a dismal state in the practice of seeking medical care post gender-based violence, including sexual violence, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF).Current estimates reflect...

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Manipur: MSF’s COVID-19 emergency response in Imphal

The second wave of COVID-19 hit India at the end of March 2021. In April, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent doctors and nurses to work in Mumbai’s Jumbo Hospital that had a capacity for 2,000 patients. Teams also...

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COVID-19 in India: Fighting misinformation on the frontlines

By Santosh Choure, Health Promotion Manager, Mumbai Mumbai is still seeing more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day. People are scared and many of them don’t prefer to get tested even though they have symptoms, as they’re afraid...

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COVID-19 in India: “The situation is terrible, but the commitment of the staff is extraordinary

By Mabel Morales, MSF Medical Coordinator The situation in India and in Mumbai is very bad and critical. We’re providing medical support to one of the COVID-19 treatment centres here in Mumbai with 1,000 beds. There are many, many cases...

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COVID-19 in India: “We’re just not able to find enough nurses”

By Dilip Bhaskaran, Project Coordinator, Mumbai COVID-19 project We have been collaborating with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to co-manage dedicated Jumbo COVID-19 Care Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). MCGM is doing a great job and we...

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COVID-19 in India: Tackling tuberculosis in the middle of coronavirus pandemic

By Aparna Iyer, Project Medical Referent, MSF Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Project in MumbaiMSF’s drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and HIV project is located in the M-East Ward, one of the TB high-burden areas in Mumbai. During the second wave, there was a high...

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COVID-19 in India: “It’s changed me as a person and as a doctor”

By Dr Gautam Harigovind, Medical Activity Manager, COVID-19 project, Mumbai Picture a thousand-bed hospital. There are 28 wards, as well as the emergency, casualty and triage areas. It’s a makeshift hospital in a huge metal tent. Walking into it the...

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Four questions on India’s second wave of COVID-19

The second wave of COVID-19 in India has been devastating, with a catastrophic rise in the numbers of new infections in recent weeks. The country has now recorded over 18.7 million cases and over 208,000 deaths [1]. The outbreak of the...

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MSF resumes activities in response to India’s COVID-19 second wave

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is restarting emergency response amid a surging second wave of COVID-19 in Mumbai in Maharashtra. The city is very densely populated and the poor and dilapidated hygiene conditions are a triple trigger for the...

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Tuberculosis: Sustainable solutions for children and adolescents at risk of drug-resistant TB

They walked in single file through the narrow alleyways, winding away from their tin shack in Cape Town towards the health centre. Keitu – just 11 years old – carried her baby brother on her back since their mother was...

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Delhi: MSF supports survivors of sexual violence in the aftermath of coronavirus lockdown

COVID-19 stresses led to a spike in violence for people living with their abusers In March 2020, to curb the spread of COVID-19, India joined several other countries around the world in imposing strict lockdown measures and redirecting health resources to meet the...

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Hamari Awaaz: Addressing stigma in people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in India

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